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Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens by David Starkey

A new biographpy of two of the world's most remarkable women-Elizabeth I of England and Mary Queen of Scots-by one of Britain's "best biographers" ( The Sunday Times ). New York Times bestseller.

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It is the story of two queens ruling on one island, each with a claim to the throne of England, each embodying dramatically opposing qualities of character, ideals of womanliness and divinely ordained kingship.

Scotland and Wales

 How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of how Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in It
by Arthur Herman

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Focusing on the 18th and 19th centuries, Herman has written a successful exploration of Scotland's disproportionately large impact on the modern world's intellectual and industrial development.


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England and Britain

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History of Britain, volume I: At the Edge of the World, 3500 B.C.-1603 A.D by Simon Schama

coverA History of Britain, Volume II: The Wars of the British 1603-1776 by Simon Schama

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A History of Britain: The Fate of Empire 1776-2000 by Simon Schama


Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship
by Jon Meacham

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The best-selling close examination of the complex relationship between two of the giants of World War II

Ireland

How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe
by Thomas Cahill

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